Category Archives for Perfecting Your Resume

What to Put on a Resume: 5 Must-Have Sections and How to Write Them

If you’re job searching and wondering what to put on a resume, you’re in the right place… We’re going to go step-by-step through the five most important resume sections, including: How to write each section What information you need to include if you want to get the interview What information to leave off After the […]

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Resume Writing Checklist: 5 Steps to Get Your Resume Ready for Today’s Job Market

Picture this: You’ve been working for the same company for maybe 3, 5, or 10 years, you haven’t really needed to “interview” for a job because you are extremely well-networked, and you are positive that you have the communication skills to convince someone to hire you. In short, you know what you are doing in […]

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How to Avoid Age Discrimination When Applying For Jobs: 6 Resume Tricks

Age discrimination has been illegal for some time, but the reality is that resume styles have changed dramatically in the past decade. And a resume written in a style from 2005 is far more likely to get placed at the bottom of the pile… or thrown out altogether. I invited professional resume writer Virginia Franco to share her best […]

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Is It Worth Lying On Your Resume? 10 Hidden Dangers

It’s a common scenario, especially for first-time job searchers: you’ve sent out 50 resumes in two weeks and you’ve spent most days on pins and needles, waiting for the email or phone call that will invite you in for an interview. But it hasn’t come through, and you’re starting to think it never will. Discouraged, stressed, […]

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How To Tailor Your Resume To A Job Description

How To Tailor Your Resume For Any Job

If you’ve read any type of resume advice online there’s a good chance you saw many recommendations that you should tailor your resume for each job. You’re probably wondering- Is it really necessary?? It might be tempting to skip it, because yes- it takes time. But it really will make a huge difference in the number of companies […]

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Applying for Jobs Out of State? This Resume Tip Can Help

How to Apply for Jobs out of State: Your resume is extremely important in finding a job and is the biggest factor in whether you get the interview or not. Living in one state (or country) and applying for jobs elsewhere makes it even more vital. And one of the biggest hurdles is how to list your location […]

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How to Explain Gaps in Employment: Sample Answers for Interviews and Resumes

This article is inspired by an email I received from a reader. I cut the personal details out. Here’s the main idea: ‘I live in MD but want to relocate to FL where my fiancee has a job offer. I have an unemployment gap of nearly 9 months and I feel I have more things working against me […]

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Job Hunting? Don’t Make These 5 Common Resume Mistakes

Having great experience and skills doesn’t get you a job interview; having a great resume does. A job interview will allow the company to determine if you have the experience they’re looking for, but without a great resume you won’t even get a foot in the door. This quick 5 point checklist will cover 5 common […]

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Wondering What to Put on Your Resume? Focus on Numbers

Resumes usually contain words for the most part, and words tend to get skimmed over, especially when they’re in paragraph format. The more words you put on your resume, the less the hiring manager is actually going to read. It’s ironic but that’s the reality. So what can you put on a resume to grab […]

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How to Explain an Employment Gap on Your Resume

Having a gap in your work history isn’t automatically a deal-breaker when applying for new jobs, but if you approach the issue in the wrong way, it could negatively impact your job search. The two times this issue will come up is during an interview, and on a resume. This article will cover the job application and […]

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Does Your Resume Really Need an Objective?

An objective is often one of the first things listed on a resume. It sometimes appears before crucial information such as recent jobs, technical skills, and educational background. But why? Is your resume objective really telling the hiring manager anything substantial? Will the hiring manager even read it? Do you even need an objective on […]

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What Should the Perfect Resume Include?

The perfect resume might look slightly different for two different job candidates, depending on how far along they are in their careers, what industry they’re in, etc. But in general there are a few things that you should include in almost any resume you create though. The checklist below highlights some of the most important areas […]

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